Verrucas

What Is A verruca?

  • Verrucas are the outward indication that a virus has entered the skin and the immune system has not been able to destroy it.
  • A Verruca can look like a small, granulated lump in the skin. They are white, pink, brown or grey, and often have tiny black dots within them.
  • They can be single, appear in small clumps or wider groups covering significant areas.
  • When Verrucas are in a weight-bearing area they can be painful, feeling like you are walking on a fiery pebble.

 

Treatment

  • Although diagnosis can be difficult as corns, callus’ and foreign bodies can look similar to verrucas, it is vital to get a correct diagnosis as inappropriate treatment will have no effect on the growth.
  • Once diagnosed, the initial recommendation may be to ignore a verruca if it is not painful or spreading as they often disappear once the immune system recognises the virus as a foreign infection and becomes strong enough to fight it off.
  • Verruca eradication is very much linked to the immune system and someone with a compromised immune system through illness, stress or growth-spurts is the ideal environment for an aggressive virus to establish once it has entered through a rub or split skin.
  • Boosting the immune system can greatly increase the chances of eradicating the virus.
  • Medicaments or freezing the host tissues can be helpful .
  • There no one treatment; different treatments work for different people.   Verrucas can appear and disappear without any specific effort to remove them.

 

How We Can Help

  • The most effective treatment is to have them thoroughly and professionally assessed by a FeetcarePlus Professional.
  • We will suggest the best treatment plan and work with you to eradicate the Verruca.
  • We give advice and suggestions to ensure your feet are comfortable for the longest possible time.
  • Call 01462 790065 or email info@feetcareplus.co.uk for a consultation.